CAP Workforce Development Institute
Transform outdated technical and vocational training systems
Why We Partnered
Formed in 2003, CAP began as a non-profit Foundation based in India, later developing the CAP Workforce Development Institute Private Limited. CAP is best known for its transformation of technical and vocational education training centres to make them more relevant and adaptive to market changes over time. It builds direct linkages between supply and demand in order to equip youth with the skills needed in the local labour market. A key characteristic of CAP’s work is the promotion of public-private-civic collaborations to support development efforts.
CAP enables technical and vocational training systems to become responsive and adaptive to the market. It strengthens training systems with private sector inputs to ensure that content aligns with demand and that teaching methods are optimized for learning. The private sector is engaged to mentor and provide internship systems to accept vocational trainees. This tight coupling of supply and demand ensures that disadvantaged young people enter the workforce with the skills they need to find and keep good jobs.
The partnership with CAP and The MasterCard Foundation is part of the Learning, Earning, and Saving Program, which tests and supports the development and understanding of holistic approaches for enabling economic opportunities for disadvantaged youth. CAP will provide employability skills training and linkages with employers via training centers in Kenya.
- Establish CAP model centers in technical and vocational training institutions located in strategic districts between Nairobi and Nyeri.
- Replicate CAP’s model through a cascade method in 35 additional technical and vocational training centres in the area.
- Create a network of business mentors across multiple sectors for sustained youth mentorship and advisory engagement with training centres.
- Provide 10,000 disadvantaged young people with market-relevant skills training and support to successfully transition to the workforce.